Continuous Delivery for Oracle SOA and BPM by Matt Wright

 

clip_image002The goal of continuous delivery is to help software development teams drive waste out of their process by simultaneously automating the process of software delivery and reducing the batch size of their work. This allows organizations to rapidly, reliably, and repeatedly deliver software enhancements faster, with less risk and less cost.

Continuous Integration (CI) is the practice of automatically building and testing a piece of software; either each time code is committed by a developer or in environments with a large number of small commits, or a long-running build on a regular scheduled basis.

Continuous Delivery (CD) goes a step further to automate the build, packaging, deployment, and regression testing, so that it can be released at any time into production.

Continuous deployment takes this another step further, in that code is automatically deployed into production, rather than when the business decides to release the code. Read the complete article here.

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BPM Central at Oracle OpenWorld 2015

clip_image001Each year at OOW, we drive the best and most innovative sessions for our attendees. This year is no different. With over 30 speaking sessions reflecting strategy and perspectives from our executives, technology experts, customers, partners, user groups and industry thought leaders; 10 live product demos; and 7 hands-on-labs devoted to Oracle Business Process Management (BPM)  and our Cloud Content and Collaboration solutions, we are excited to showcase our product innovations, customer successes and vision at OOW 2015.

This Year’s Highlights:

· Over 30 sessions featuring customers and partners like Lincoln Financial Group, the Sherwin Williams Company, Nextel, South California Gas Company,  TekStream Solutions, Capgemini, Booz Allen Hamilton, Mythics and many more

· A Meet the Experts session on Tuesday, October 27 from 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. on “Oracle’s Digital Experience Strategy: Oracle BPM, and Oracle Cloud Services”

· 7 live product demo stations; 6 hands-on labs sessions, including Cloud labs  focusing on Documents Cloud, Process Cloud and soon to be launched Sites Cloud Service.

· Innovation Awards ceremony with winners and representation from Digital Experience, BPM, Documents Cloud Service and Process Cloud Service

Must Attend Sessions:

Don’t miss the Strategy and Vision sessions for the overall portfolio and each of the respective solution and cloud technologies. Invite your prospects and customers to attend these not-to-be-missed sessions that can help organizations plan their roadmaps. Attendees will also get an opportunity to hear from customer organizations on implementation successes.

Monday, October 26, 2015

Digital Experience and Collaboration Roadmap—Oracle WebCenter, BPM, and Cloud Services [CON9207]
11:00 am – 11:45 am | Moscone West—2024

Oracle Process Cloud Service and the Oracle BPM Suite—Vision, Strategy, and Roadmap [CON9181]
1:30 pm – 2:15 pm | Moscone West—2024

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Oracle’s Digital Experience Strategy: Oracle WebCenter, Oracle BPM, and Oracle Cloud Services [MTE10051]
7:15 pm – 8:00 pm | Moscone South—301

There are PaaS General Sessions and many more sessions highlighting customer successes, product deep dives, partner discussions, persona and/or industry based discussions, Cloud/PaaS lessons, live product demonstrations and Hands-On-Labs (HOL) sessions so do bookmark the following links for a complete, up to date listing:

Focus on: Digital Experience, Content and Business Process Management

Focus on: Content and Collaboration in the Cloud

BPM Auxiliary Events at OOW:

In addition to regularly scheduled programs of sessions, hands-on labs and demos, we have planned additional events for our customers and partners to actively engage in product roadmap feedbacks and network with their peers. These auxiliary events include:

· Partner Advisory Council (PAC) – Friday 10/23 – 8:30am – 5:30pm (By Invitation Only |Event Contact)

· Customer Advisory Board (CAB) – Sunday 10/25 – 8:30am – 6:30pm (By Invitation Only |Event Contact)

· Customer Appreciation Reception – Monday 10/26 – 6:30pm – 8:30pm (Event Contact | Invite and RSVP | URL: http://tinyurl.com/wcappreception2015 | OOW Registration NOT Required)

· Innovation Awards Ceremony (CON10374) – Tuesday 10/27– 4:00pm – 5:30pm, YBCA Theater (Event Contact | OOW Registration Required)

· Oracle Appreciation Event at OOW 15 with Elton John, featuring Beck – Wednesday 10/28 – 6:30 pm – 12:00 am (Event Information)

Looking forward to a successful #OOW15!

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Creating a simple BPM Manual Process by Waslley Souza

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A Manual Process in Oracle BPM Suite 12c is a process that the user starts through a Human Task.
In this post we will create a BPM Process to add employees through a Human Task and generate a XML file through File Adapter.
Download the sample application: BpmHelloWorldApp.zip.

Create a new BPM Application, name it as BpmHelloWorldApp and click Finish.
Right-click the project name and choose New > BPMN 2.0 Process.
In the BPMN 2.0 Process Wizard, choose Manual Process, name it as AddEmployee and click Finish.

Our BPM application was created.
Before we start to model our process, we need to create a new user.
Start the WebLogic Server, go to Console and create the hrofficer user.

Read the complete article here.

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Provisioning Oracle BPM Suite on Oracle Java Cloud Service free Tutorial

 

clip_image002This tutorial describes the process for extending an Oracle WebLogic Server domain on an Oracle Java Cloud Service instance with Oracle Business Process Management Suite (Oracle BPM Suite).

Oracle BPM Suite provides a complete set of tools that you can use to create, execute, and optimize business processes. Oracle Java Cloud Service enables you to use an Oracle WebLogic Server domain and set up your Oracle BPM Suite environment without worrying about the infrastructure or platform components. All Oracle Java Cloud Service instances are preconfigured to use your Oracle Database Cloud Service instance and an object storage container that you create in Oracle Storage Cloud Service.

Oracle Java Cloud Service provides a platform to develop and deploy business applications in the cloud. Oracle Java Cloud Service provides instant access to a cloud environment with Oracle WebLogic Server, integrated security, and database access.

What Do You Need?

To create a storage container, an Oracle Database Cloud Service instance and an Oracle Java Cloud Service instances, ensure that you have a subscription to each of the following:

  • Oracle Storage Cloud Service
  • Oracle Database Cloud Service (Database as a Service [DBaaS])
  • Oracle Java Cloud Service

For more information, see Getting Started with Oracle Cloud. Get the Tutorial here.

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Changes in JDeveloper 12c BPM simulations by Patrick Sinke

 

While creating a BPM project simulation in the JDeveloper 12c IDE, I noticed some differences in behavior as opposed to 11g. Although the functionality is mostly unchanged, the UI is different. Most of them are more intuitive, but you might want to check them out and save some time.

  1. Simulations are not always listed by default in the BPM project navigator. You can add them by right-clicking on the project, select New … | From Gallery …. , and search for Simulation. You’ll find both the BPMN Process Model Simulation and the BPM Project Simulation Definition there. When you add them, they are added to the Project tree (Project | BPM | Simulations).
  2. Activity based parameters for Simulation Models used to be in a separate tab (Flow nodes). Now, the BPMN Process is displayed in the Simulation Model pane. When selecting an activity, the parameters like resources, cost per hour and duration are in the lower pane. Read the complete article here.

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Invoking REST Service from Oracle ACM Java Activity by Andrejus Baranovskis

 

clip_image002In this post I will show you, how to call REST service from ACM Java activity class method. This could be useful in the situations, when you would like to have programmatic ACM activity integrated with REST service data. We could access ACM payload data from within the method overriden in the class implementing Case Activity Callback.

ACM activity implemented on top of Java class, contains the same properties and configuration as the regular one. You could define input/output data, execution properties, etc.:

Here is the Java code to invoke REST service from the Java class implementing ACM activity. I’m giving an example to parse ACM payload and access Last Name attribute. REST service is invoked through a library packaged with FMW 12c: Read the complete article here.

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BPM 12c Advanced Error Handling and Recovery – Part 1 by Antonis Antoniou

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The ability to handle exceptions and recover from errors is fundamental to implementing reliable and robust business processes and enterprise systems.

There might be cases, though, when an unexpected problem occurs during the runtime lifecycle of a process that will cause your process to fail. This could be the result of a connectivity loss, a failure in a database connection, a selection failure, or a failure during an invoke activity. These types of errors, referred to as systems errors, arise directly from the underlying software or hardware infrastructure where the BPMN Service Engine is running.

There might be cases when business faults occur. These are application-specific faults that are generated when there is a problem with the information being processed (e.g., a stock control and inventory service throwing an error when a stock item is not found). Business faults are a more “controlled” fault type since you are aware of its plausible appearance; it can occur only if your application executes a THROW activity or your invoke activity receives a fault message response.

However, despite their essentialness, error handling and recovery are often overlooked in Business Process Management (BPM) projects. Analysts tend to model exception handling (mostly system or rare business faults) in the BPMN, making process design very complex, and very difficult to read and follow—resulting in skyrocketing maintenance efforts.

The new release of Oracle BPM Suite 12c introduced some really nice new error handling and recovery features. And even though I am tempted to just put on my developer’s hat, I cannot ignore the importance of the fundamental improvements Oracle has made in error recovery, from an operations and management perspective.

This two-part article will compare the differences in fault handling options between 11g and 12c and will explore the new error handling and recovery features introduced in Oracle BPM 12c from both a developer’s angle (part 1) and an administrator’s perspective (part 2).

Main

Force Commit After Execution

One of the new developer-oriented error handling and recovery features in Oracle BPM 12c is the “Force commit after execution” option (see Figure 1, below). This option configures activities, events and gateways to explicitly force BPM runtime to add a checkpoint in the dehydration store, committing the state of the BPM instance after their execution.

This important new feature lets developers explicitly force dehydration during process execution to avoid re-executing non-idempotent activities in case an error forces the transaction to be rolled back.

Let’s take, for example, the loan initiation process. A customer requests a loan and the system exports the loan application into an xml file before persisting the loan application data into an operational database (see Figure 2). Read the complete article here.

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BPM Suite Marketing Update

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Thanks to Mala Ramakrishnan for the detailed BPM Marketing update.

Featured

· BPM-CON an Online Conference: Intelligent Adaptive Processes for a New Digital Era

· Webcast: Intelligent BPM Systems with Oracle BPM 12c

· Event: Oracle at Gartner Business Process Management Summit 2014

· Resource Kit: Where do you learn more on Oracle BPM 12c?

Customer Success

· Engineers Australia Completes Enrollments up to 90% Faster with Middleware Platform

· Victoria State Revenue: Winner of the BPM Innovation Award

· Victoria State Revenue Has Direct Impact with Oracle BPM

· REDISA Orchestrates with Oracle Applications and Middleware

· KBACE Discusses Process Management with Oracle BPM

· Apex-Brasil Automates Project Workflow and Improves Monitoring of Foreign Trade Initiatives (Also in Portuguese)

· Panduit Delivers on the Digital Business Promise

· Total E&P Indonesie Cuts Time for Administrative Tasks by 90%

· eChartered Live for More Than 2000 Engineers

Content & Collateral

· Datasheet: Oracle BPM Suite 12c

· White Paper: Deliver on Intelligent Business Process Management

· White Paper: What’s New in Oracle BPM 12c

· Podcast Series: The Case for Adaptive Case Management

· eBook: Bridging the Gap Between Vision and Execution with BPM

· Launch Webcast: Introducing Oracle BPM12c

· Analyst Report: MWD Advisors Oracle BPM Technology Review

· Assessment: Discover if your company is lagging or leading due to BPM readiness

· Sessions from OOW14: Focus On BPM12c

On Demand Assets

Blog Series

· Oracle BPM’s Role in Delivering on the Digital Enterprise
· Straight from Engineering: Dive into Oracle BPM 12c
· Oracle’s View of Intelligent Business Process Management
· Bridging the Gap between Vision and Execution with Oracle BPM
· And more: blogs.oracle.com/bpm

Resource Kits

· Oracle BPM 12c

· Oracle BPM in the Public Sector

· Oracle BPM in Financial Services

· Kickstart your IT Service Center to Maximize Productivity

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BPM Suite 12c Implementation Boot Camp material

 

At the SOA Community Workspace (SOA Community membership required) you can find the BPM 12c bootcamp 12c 01.2015.zip training material.

This boot camp is an ideal starting point for an implementer who is planning to learn Oracle BPM Suite 12c and use it on BPM projects. The course provides a combination of lecture segments that present conceptual and feature background and hands-on labs that provide practice with the tooling.

clip_image002It introduces process developers to Oracle BPM Suite 12c. It covers the key concepts, features and processes needed to begin using the design-time and run-time capabilities on BPM projects. Throughout the training, you will benefit from hands-on exercises based upon two case studies. At the conclusion of the course, you should feel comfortable to start using BPM Suite 12c for process modeling, simulation, analytics, business rules and human workflow. For more information please visit:

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Adaptive Case Management Awards 2015 by WfMC

clip_image002We’re proud to announce the opening of the Adaptive Case Management Global Excellence Awards 2015!
The ACM Awards are the ideal way to be recognized by the industry, to publicly acknowledge and recognize the efforts of your team and to inject passion in to your case management excellence.

Adaptive Case Management (ACM) and Production Case Management (PCM) are new technological approaches to supporting knowledge workers in today’s leading edge organizations. The practice of ACM is rapidly growing. To help people learn and adopt this approach, the Workflow Management Coalition has instituted the ACM Global Excellence Awards to gather and recognize some of the best examples. Do you have an interesting Use Case? Start by simply submitting an abstract for the opportunity to win an award and publication in a new book on ACM to be published in the Fall. Previous years’ winners have been published in there two books: Taming the Unpredictable and How Knowledge Workers Get Things Done.

Abstracts are due on Feb 18, and completed submission is due in April. You still have time to get global recognition for the work you have been doing. Finalists and winners are selected by a panel of 16 volunteer judges drawn from experts in this field, headed by an Advisory Panel comprising Tom Koulopoulos, Delphi Group, Hugh McKellar, KMWorld and Connie Moore, Forrester Research. Visit www.AdaptiveCaseManagement.org to find out more.

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